Dec 30, 2012 12:00am PST
, with pastor warren talks religion, reason and what america needs now. >> the good news lnt good much. what you need is the better life. >> from the election and economy to same sex marriage and more. the issues that really matter. >> why we have to change the constitution? it's a flawed document. it was made my men. >> what does god mean to you? this is "piers morgan tonight." good evening and happy holidays. welcome to this special "piers morgan" tonight. joining me, one of the most influential leaders in the world. it's rick warren. tonight we're going to talk about faith, family, politics, sins, the questions of church and state and much, much more. pastor warren is the author of "a purpose driven life." welcome. >> good to be with you. >> what is the purpose of christmas. >> well, you know, the angels in the story of the first christmas said three things. and those three statements say the three purposes of christmas. they are celebration, salvation and reconciliation. the first thing the angels said was i bring you good news of great joy which shall be for all people. christmas isn't for
Dec 25, 2012 12:00am PST
. that's your choice. >> he talks religion, reason, and what america needs now. >> the good life isn't good enough. what you need is the better life. >> the election, the economy, same-sex marriage and more, to the issues that really matter. >> you know why we have to change the constitution? it was a flawed document. it was made by men. >> what does god mean to you? this is "piers morgan tonight." >> good evening, and happy holidays and welcome to a special "piers morgan tonight." joining me, one of the most influential spiritual leaders in the world, rick warren. we're going to talk about politics, sins, and much, much more. he's the author of "a purpose driven life." >> it's good to be here with you. >> what is the purpose of christmas? >> you know, the angels in the story the first christmas said three things. those three statements say the three purposes of christmas. they are celebration, salvation, and reconciliation. first thing the angels said was, i bring you good news of great joy. which shall be for all people. by the way, christmas isn't just for christians. they say it'
Dec 29, 2012 9:00pm PST
. >> from all religion? >> yes. every background, every race. >> how do you tally, then, the christian scriptures and teaching with say, a muslim or jew? >> we are an overtly christian church. i believe jesus is the son of god, who he said he was. we welcome people of all persuasions, when jesus started his minnistry, he is walking around, john the baptist said, there goes the lamb of god, he said, go fellow him. andrew and john asked the first question, where are you going, lord, his first words, come and see. check us out. we say to people, you don't have to sign anything, sacrifice anything, just check us out. >> america is going through a slight down drop, if you like in attendance at churches, 1 in 5 of the u.s. public are unaffiliated. 1 of 3 of adults are religiously unaffiliated. to put it in perspective. way ahead of most other countries, certainly in the western world. britain, far worse statistics than that america remains a religious country, why do you continuing is on decline? >> one factor is, the actual of atheists remained the same since 1950. they are more vocal. that